Letters to the Editor

Grave decision

Editor: Whoever permitted parking cars in the Lisbon Cemetery during the county fair: Why would you do such a thing? A boy damaged several headstones while messing with his parents’ car that was parked there. He backed through three rows of headstones. Besides that, the parents had no ...

Ms. Terri driving

Editor: I have had the privilege over the past several decades to travel on daily errands, such as banking or grocery shopping, through a beautiful state park. This includes crossing a federally declared wild and scenic river. The views are simply stunning and the atmosphere natural and ...

No thanks

Editor: Being first cousin to former Lisbon mayor Joe Morenz, I can tell you first hand that he dearly loves Lisbon and only wants the best for our town. I know that he would continue to fight to clean up and bring more business and therefore opportunity to Lisbon, but dealing with certain ...

Financial fairness in open enrollment

Editor: Ohio’s open enrollment policy allows students to attend school in a district other than where they live. Local districts retain the right to decide whether or not they will open their doors to students outside of their community. As school funding fluctuates, many districts see open ...

Family unfriendly

Editor: I am blessed to be a lifelong resident of Columbiana. Although I have never lived anywhere else I have traveled to many places here and some overseas and I am truly blessed. That said I am troubled by the increase of liquor in our community. Columbiana used to be a dry community. I ...

One great pool

Editor: I have heard people talking about the swimming pool at the East Palestine City Park. They say it is the best, cleanest, well life guarded, available swimming lessons, senior walking pool and cheapest in Columbiana County and possibly the state of Ohio. I personally have life ...

The frontline

Editor: Not unlike 1776, today God, country and revolution are at the forefront of the battle for these United States of America. Freedom and liberty bonded in faith and guarded with resolve remains vital to sustaining our republic. Conflicts of ethnicity, cultures, values and ideologies ...

Real red flags

Editor: Gov. Kasich in April proposed gun legislation so “Ohio law be changed to automatically incorporate any future changes to federal gun regulations into state law” writes Julie Carr Smyth of the Associated Press. Kasich ignores states’ rights, a staple of the American Constitution, ...

Against it then, against it now

Editor: In the wake of reporter Tom Giambroni’s two-part story on issues related to the Columbiana County Jail, I’d like to remind the citizenry that privatization of the county jail was not a unanimous decision of the three-member county Board of Commissioners at the time. I sat on ...

Unsocial justice

Editor: “Justice, justice shall you pursue….” of Deuteronomy calls for the pursuit of righteous justice that is much different from that which is being advanced in our society and culture. The phrase often heard today is “social justice.” This form of social disorder has at its ...